Majors and More

Biology Programs

The biology major is frequently chosen by students with career interests related to medicine, environmental science, biological research and teaching, and secondary education in the sciences. Qualified Winthrop students in biology are accepted for postgraduate study in many fields, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physiology, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, botany, zoology, and medical technology.

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Students may choose General Biology, a concentration in Conservation, Biomedical Research, Medical Technology, or obtain Teacher Certification in Secondary Education.

Master of Science in Biology

Whether you are a new graduate continuing your education in a specialized field of study or seasoned professional wishing to capitalize on your years of service in the field, Winthrop University provides an outstanding opportunity for graduate studies in biology. The biology department offers a Master of Science degree with both thesis and non-thesis options. Coursework for either option can be completed within two years by attending evening classes.



Minor in Biology

The minor in biology consists of 18 semester hours of BIOL to include BIOL 220/222 (or 220/270) and 221/223 Or (221/271) and at least 6 hours in courses numbered above 299.  


Minor in General Science

The minor in general science consists of at least 18 semester hours of coursework selected from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS, to include

  • PHYS 201 (4) General Physics I and  
  • PHYS 202 (4) General Physics II  
  • PHYS 211 (4) Physics with Calculus I and  
  • PHYS 212 (4) Physics with Calculus II  

Courses included in a major may not be counted in the general science minor. At least 6 hours must be in courses numbered above 299.

Pre-Professional Programs

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